Raiders first-year receiver Nelson Agholor had some selection phrases for teammates after the workforce’s Week 16 collapse towards the Dolphins, one which noticed Miami rating an unbelievable 26-25 win because of some patented Fitzmagic.
In that recreation, coach Jon Gruden made the controversial decision to run out the clock, regardless of being in place to attain a landing. Daniel Carlson’s 22-yard discipline purpose gave Las Vegas a 25-23 lead with 23 seconds remaining, however a double-whammy of a play from Miami — a 34-yard connection between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Mack Hollins, coupled with a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty by Arden Key — set the Dolphins up for the game-winning 44-yard discipline purpose.
In response to a report The Athletic’s Vic Tafur, Agholor — who caught 5 passes for 155 yards and a rating within the loss — blasted his teammates for what he described as low power and no accountability in any of the workforce’s three straight losses.
From Tafur’s article:
“Agholor, in accordance with these within the room, mentioned his teammates had been egocentric and didn’t work exhausting sufficient, and that they’d give up towards the Dolphins in addition to within the earlier two losses. He mentioned there was no accountability within the locker room, and on successful groups gamers play for each other and the coaches. The Raiders’ efficiency over the earlier six video games was unacceptable, and too many individuals throughout the workforce had been simply flat-out accepting it.
Agholor advised his teammates that they sucked.”
Per Tafur, Agholor’s speech was met with silence; not even Gruden responded. The coach, requested for a remark for the story, reportedly texted Tafur, “I like Agholor.”
The receiver’s message apparently caught: The subsequent week, Las Vegas beat the Broncos 32-31 to go 8-8 and keep away from a shedding season — small consolation after beginning the season 6-3.
Agholor is ready to hit the free-agent market after his lone season with the Raiders, however any workforce, Las Vegas included, would like to have a participant together with his management means.